Getting Started with ABAP: How to Search Help Part 2

This is the next blog post in this series. Here is the previous blog post Getting Started with ABAP: How to Create Help View and Search Help Part 1

In the previous blog post, we learned how to create help view and elementary search help.

In this blog post we will learn how to create collective search help.

How to Create Collective Search Help

Step 1: In collective search help we can combine several elementary search help.

In this example, we will create collective search help by combining two elementary search help.

How to create elementary search help, I have explained it in previous blog post. Here you can check Getting Started with ABAP: How to Create Help View and Search Help Part 1

I created one elementary search help and use selection method as ZAKTABLE.

And I have taken 2 fields from table.

I have created one more elementary search help on table ZAK_DEP.

Step 2: Go to SE 11 and select search help. Enter name of the search help that you want to create.

Step 3: Click on Create. Select Collective search Help.

Step 4: Enter short description.

Step 5: Enter Search help parameter and select import export parameter.

Step 6: Click on Included search Helps.

Step 7: In search help, Enter elementary search help name.

Step 8: select first search help and click on parameter assignment.

Step 9: Click on Yes.

Step 10: Click on Copy. Select second search help and click on parameter assignment.

Step 11: Below window will get open.

Step 12: Click on Copy. Save And Activate.

Step 13: Execute it.

Step 14: Click on Employee Id field and press F4.

Here you can see one tab that is search help containing employee id and employee name.

If you click on second search help tab, you will get below window. Second search help is containing department id and department name.

In this way we can create search help.

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